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  • Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review



    Mainstream gaming is a very fierce market segment driven by price and performance.  The winners in this segment are not chosen by placement on store shelves, but rather by the consumer and user experience.  The GTS 450 is designed specifically for this market segment using real gamer data to help reinforce what gamers really want in a product. 

    The GV-N450-1GI GTS 450 is an excellent example of what happens when Gigabyte takes a little initiative to improve on a good thing.  The result is a reference design video card with an improved cooler, for longer life, and a respectable factory overclock for increased performance.  Together these equal an excellent value add for any gamer on a budget.

    Our tests have shown that while overclocking can increase performance; those gains do not always translate equally across all gaming experiences.  Things like system speed, screen resolution, and the game itself play a huge role in the performance outcome.  However, in the case of the Gigabyte GTS 450 you can get all of this extra performance by simply installing the video card.
    Good Things
    Better Heatsink
    Factory Overclock
    High Overclocking Potential
    Perfect for 1680x1050 Resolutions
    Bad Things
    No software voltage adjustments
    Dual slot cooler
    No external exhaust
    Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review

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